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SUMMIT EVENTS

Wednesday 17th May (6.15pm – 9.00pm)

Pre-Summit Networking Cocktail Function

An opportunity to catch up with your year cohort and other cohorts in the relaxed surrounds of The Wellington Club. We have hired out the venue with a cash bar available. Plan to arrive in Wellington to connect with your cohort and then grow your network through meeting other cohorts.


Thursday 18th May

Summit (8.30am - 5.00pm)

The varied programme will include 

  • invigorating and dynamic New Zealand leaders in their fields
  • selected successful alumni from across the four decades sharing the leadership environment of the time and their leadership learnings and experiences

Dinner (6.30am - 10.30pm)

A welcome drink will be provided followed by a three course meal with speaker and light entertainment. The special venue will be the Banquet Hall at Parliament House - a place that alumni Kelloggers will associate with their Wellington based course component.


Friday 19th May (9.00am - 4.00pm)

Post Summit Tour - Leadership through innovation

Take a trip up to the Horowhenua District, which is home to a diverse range of producers, from market gardeners to speciality food producers. We'll take a glimpse inside a number of packhouses and operations which, as multiple generation family businesses, are using innovative means to take their produce from paddock to supermarket. We'll enjoy (a packed) lunch prepared by catering extraordinaire Ruth Pretty.

Explore a family run commercial business with in excess of 1000 acres of Horowhenua plains in production. Woodhaven produces 18 different types of vegetables and has over 150 staff, where 13 different nationalities are represented. With a focus on quality, freshness and taste, every part of their system is designed to ensure that the product is fresh when it reaches the customer. Woodhaven supplies to both wholesale and retail, and is recognised as a leader in the horticultural industry. www.woodhavengardens.co.nz

Started in the kitchen of a dairy farm in the Horowhenua, Genoese started in 1992 is now the number one retail pesto brand in New Zealand. Their basil is grown in Fiji and hand picked, where it is flown across to NZ once a week. Genoese can be found in supermarkets across the country, and is recently with a new look which nods to their Horowhenua roots. www.genoese.co.nz

Participants will be dropped off in town (4.00pm) and airport (4.15pm)

SUMMIT PROGRAMME

We thank Agmardt & FMG (Gilbert Enoka) for their support of keynote speakers

Wednesday 17th of May

6.15pm – 9. 15pm

Pre Summit Networking Function
Venue:  The Wellington Club , 4/88, The Terrace.

Arrive when you can!  An opportunity for cohorts to re/connect with old and new friends. We have a private room in the beautiful Wellington Club with a cash bar. Stay on for dinner or head to town.

Thursday 18th May

8.30-8.50am

Welcome, Formalities and Opening

Recognising the history of the programme & alumni

8.50-9.40am

Key Note 1: Riding the Exponential Wave of Change Speaker: Kaila Colbin, Curator Singularity University, Ambassador TedX, Ministry of Awesome

The Future is Here. What do nanotechnology bioinformatics, artificial intelligence, and robotics have in common, and, more importantly, what do they have to do with a) the primary sector b)rural communities c)you as a leader?

9.40-10.25am

 

Panel 1:
Alumni Reflections & Learnings
Speakers: Cohorts 1979-1990 Alumni TBC

Personal journeys of alumni put into the context of what was happening in the broader 'operating environment' at the time, and how this shaped individuals' leadership journeys. An opportunity to hear about and learn from the challenges, opportunities and lessons learned in each leadership journey.

10.30-11.00am

 

Morning Tea

Opportunity for connecting & reconnecting

11.00-11.50am

 

Key Note 2:
We hadn't built one before but did that stop us?
Speaker: Ian Taylor, Founder of Animation Research

A career of creating what hadn't been created before. When you do something new, its hard and needs vision, passion and resilience and taking others with you through the hardships.

11.50 -12.35pm         

 

Panel 2:
Alumni Reflections & Learnings
Speakers:  Cohorts 1990 - 2005  Alumni, TBC

Personal journeys of alumni put into the context of what was happening in the broader ‘operating environment’ at the time, and how this shaped individuals’ leadership journets. An opportunity to hear about and learn from the challenges, opportunities and lessons learned in each leadership journey.

12.35-1.35pm

 

Lunch

1.40-2.30pm

Keynote 3:
What we did, won't be what we need to do - leadership skills for the future.
Speaker: Frances Valintine, Founder & CEO of Mindlab

Future economic success will see greater reliance on people who combine science, technology, design and creativity in ways that we are only just starting to realize.

To enhance progress, navigate disruption, and to develop leadership skills to build future capability requires a proactive response to change and technological advancement. The only barrier to preparedness is the willingness to let go of what 'was' and embrace 'what could be'.

2.35-3.20pm

 

Panel 3:
Alumni Reflections & Learnings
Speakers:  Cohorts 2006-2016  Alumni, TBC

3.25-4.00pm

 

Afternoon Tea

4.00-4.45pm

 

Key Note 4:
Success - building on it; Failure - learning from it
Speaker: Gilbert Enoka, Manager & Mental Coach, All Blacks, Business & Sport Motivator

Personal application and commitment also has to be moulded into a team culture. Both team failure and success create challenges for staying at the top and being the best. Experiences and lessons learned. 

4.45pm

Concluding remarks and wrap up

6.30pm

 

Pre-dinner Drinks

7.15pm

Dinner & Entertainment

As well as enjoying a lovely dinner in a special location, there will be a few special moments during the evening as we acknowledge some course milestones and personal contribution of Dr Patrick Aldwell to the Kellogg programme.

Dinner Presentation: Some things just aren't as certain as they used to be. Reflections on a changing world.

Speaker: Hon Ruth Richardson

Ruth has a special connection with the Kellogg programme having been enjoyed by many cohorts. Her dinner presentation will reflect on her recent visit to the USA and what the uncertainty globally means for NZ.

Friday 19th May

9.00pm - 4.00pm

Tour
Leadership through innovation: A tour of Horowhenua growers and producers.

Take a trip up to the Horowhenua District, which is home to a diverse range of producers, from market gardeners to specialty food producers. We'll take a glimpse inside a number of packhouses and operations which, as multiple generation family businesses, are using innovative means to take their product from paddock to supermarket. Also enjoy (a packed) lunch prepared by catering extraordinaire, Ruth Pretty.